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Macaques in captivity

Macaques in captivity

 

Macaques, like all non-human primates, are undomesticated wild animals. Even those born and raised in captivity retain their natural instincts, and have the same needs as those who range freely.  These needs - such as the need to live in a large, complex and dynamic society made up of all ages, and the need to forage and travel long distances in very specific physical environments - are extremely difficult (some say impossible) to meet in any captive situation. 


Unfortunately, macaque captivity is commonplace. Worldwide, macaques are kept, both legally and illegally,  as experimental subjects, zoo animals, pets, circus performers and actors, in genuine rescue centers, and in pseudo-sanctuaries.  

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